The panda GIF did not lie. After 2 years of silence (aside from that tiny leak a pair months again), the Elden Ring gameplay trailer is lastly right here. Debuted throughout the Summer season Video games Fest, it reveals off what primarily appears to be like like Huge Darkish Souls, and I am cool with it.
A launch date of January 21, 2022 was additionally introduced, which suggests we do not have for much longer to attend to play it both.
There’s so much occurring within the trailer, and most of it should really feel fairly acquainted to anybody that is performed a Souls recreation within the final decade. Elden Ring appears to be like a lot like Darkish Souls, with damaged cathedrals and grotesque monsters and narrators that might use a glass of water.
A pair vital particulars to notice, or no less than stuff that stood out to me:
- Blue Phantoms are again, which signifies PvP and co-op are again in acquainted type too. Will we get a phantom horse?
- Our man does a variety of flips, indicating one thing like Darkish Souls 3’s weapon arts system continues to be right here, perhaps taking a extra elegant Sekiro-inspired type.
- Mounted fight appears to be like rad—additionally, our horse can fuckin bounce. Skyrim’s horses are over.
- Are we taking a visit to a special actuality? It is a widespread theme in From’s video games, and the shattered, floating vestiges of a cathedral counsel we’ll do the identical right here.
- Werewolves and fallen kings—Elden Ring’s wanting like a Darkish Souls and Bloodborne mashup.
A narrative synopsis appeared on Bandai Namco’s Elden Ring web page right this moment as nicely. It reads:
The Golden Order has been damaged.
Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the facility of the Elden Ring and change into an Elden Lord within the Lands Between.
Within the Lands Between dominated by Queen Marika the Everlasting, the Elden Ring, the supply of the Erdtree, has been shattered.
Marika’s offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring often called the Nice Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound power triggered a warfare: The Shattering. A warfare that meant abandonment by the Better Will.
And now the steerage of grace might be dropped at the Tarnished who had been spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between. Ye lifeless who but dwell, your grace lengthy misplaced, comply with the trail to the Lands Between past the foggy sea to face earlier than the Elden Ring.
And change into the Elden Lord.
From what I can collect, it seems like we will homicide the facility hungry demigod youngsters of a omnipotent god queen, steal their ring shards, reassemble the ring, and take over the joint. Rad.
And at last, this is a bunch of screens, additionally supplied by Bandai Namco. Test ’em out under.
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